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A history of mathematics

A history of mathematics

Author: Uta C Merzbach; Carl B Boyer
Publisher: Hoboken, NJ : Wiley, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
Summary:
This revised edition features up-to-date coverage of topics such as Fermat's Last Theorem and the Poincare Conjecture, in addition to recent advances in areas such as finite group theory and computer-aided proofs. It distills thousands of years of mathematics into a single, approachable volume.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Uta C Merzbach; Carl B Boyer
ISBN: 1282987550 9781282987555 9780470630549 047063054X 9780470525487 9786612987557 6612987553 0470525487
Language Note: English.
OCLC Number: 1162313508
Notes: Description based upon print version of record.
Description: 1 online resource (690 p.)
Contents: A History of Mathematics; Contents; Foreword by Isaac Asimov; Preface to the Third Edition; Preface to the Second Edition; Preface to the First Edition; 1: Traces; 2: Ancient Egypt; 3: Mesopotamia; 4: Hellenic Traditions; 5: Euclid of Alexandria; 6: Archimedes of Syracuse; 7: Apollonius of Perge; 8: Crosscurrents; 9: Ancient and Medieval China; 10: Ancient and Medieval India; 11: The Islamic Hegemony; 12: The Latin West; 13: The European Renaissance; 14: Early Modern Problem Solvers; 15: Analysis, Synthesis, the Infinite, and Numbers; 16: British Techniques and Continental Methods; 17: Euler 18: Pre- to Postrevolutionary France19: Gauss; 20: Geometry; 21: Algebra; 22: Analysis; 23: Twentieth-Century Legacies; 24: Recent Trends; References; General Bibliography; Index
Responsibility: Uta Merzbach and Carl B. Boyer.

Abstract:

This revised edition features up-to-date coverage of topics such as Fermat's Last Theorem and the Poincare Conjecture, in addition to recent advances in areas such as finite group theory and computer-aided proofs. It distills thousands of years of mathematics into a single, approachable volume.

The updated new edition of the classic and comprehensive guide to the history of mathematics For more than forty years, A History of Mathematics has been the reference of choice for those looking to learn about the fascinating history of humankind's relationship with numbers, shapes, and patterns. This revised edition features up-to-date coverage of topics such as Fermat's Last Theorem and the Poincar Conjecture, in addition to recent advances in areas such as finite group theory and computer-aided proofs. Distills thousands of years of mathematics into a single, approachable volume Covers mathematical discoveries, concepts, and thinkers, from Ancient Egypt to the present Includes up-to-date references and an extensive chronological table of mathematical and general historical developments. Whether you're interested in the age of Plato and Aristotle or Poincar and Hilbert, whether you want to know more about the Pythagorean theorem or the golden mean, A History of Mathematics is an essential reference that will help you explore the incredible history of mathematics and the men and women who created it.

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